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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to COVID-19 Response for Educators and Families

Apr 20, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced today that it will commit $5 million in COVID-19 Response Grants to support educators and families. The funding will focus on supporting the social emotional and mental health of educators and families — and increasing access to high-quality learning opportunities for...

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Education

CZI Supports Services for Students in Underserved Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $300,000 in funding to EducationSuperHighway and Fugees Academy to support students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are aimed at supporting students in underserved communities during the transition to distance learning and build on the more than $1.3 million already provided for...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Mar 27, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area.  “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Educators, Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the educational system, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has granted more than $1 million to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Parents Union and State Educational Technology Directors Association to support educators...

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Science

CZI Commits $25 Million to Speed Development of COVID-19 Treatments

Mar 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $25 million to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator — a global effort to help speed the development of treatments for COVID-19. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard, CZI’s investment will support efforts to identify and assess potentially...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s... CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Led Research...

Mar 11, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced an anticipated $3.5 million in grant support to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for a research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to examine the short and long-term impacts of prosecutorial discretion on individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal...

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